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Village Beat scores in Meadows feature

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
Village Beat waited patiently in the pocket, then blitzed by the dueling leaders in the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday's $20,000 winners-over $10,000 life handicap pace at The Meadows in 1:50.4. With Hickory Big Red and American Rage duking it out on the front, Dave Palone guided Village Beat inside, where he prevailed by three-quarters of a length. American Rage finished se...
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Jug champ Michael's Power returns in OSS Gold

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Scott Zeron is hoping to experience a few moments of déjà vu at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening as he sends 3-year-old pacing gelding Michael's Power after a fourth Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final title from the same post they drew for the Confederation Cup final in August.   "We've drawn the same position we won the final from,” says the Oakville resident. "I'...
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Bee A Magician continues magical OSS year

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Rick Zeron crafted the ideal second over trip for Bee A Magician in the ninth race at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, and the 2-year-old trotting filly sprinted home to her second $130,000 Gold Final title.   Starting from Post five, fan favorites Zeron and Bee A Magician settled into fifth spot as Angies Lucky Star rolled out to a :27.4 opening quarter. Heading for the ...
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$1,000 credit to be drawn at Hoosier Classic

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
Horsemen attending the Hoosier Classic yearling sale Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, will have an opportunity to win a $1,000 sale credit. A drawing will take place prior to the first session and the person receiving the credit may apply it to a purchase from either session. The credit is compliments of Tribute Equine Nutrition.   The 2012 Hoosier Classic catalog has 346...
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Fund-raiser for son of harness racing veteran

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
The son of a Standardbred owner has suffered an accident that has caused him to be paralyzed from the waist down. John Morris, the 23-year-old son of Joe Morris, fell from a balcony in California in July and is working to rebuild his life. A golf tournament is being held as a fund-raiser on Monday, Oct. 15, in Georgetown, Ky., but even if you can't participate, you can help. Joe Morris is a...
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Indiana Sires Stakes races rescheduled

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
Due to the recent cancellation of races at Indiana Downs on Friday (Oct. 5), the Indiana Sires Stakes legs from thatnight have been rescheduled for the following dates: 2-year-old filly trot Gold Series–Friday, Oct. 19; 2-year-old colt/gelding trot Silver Series–Monday, Oct. 22.   Horses eligible to the Indiana Sires Stakes and wishing to compete in these events must enter at th...
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NJ Futurity set for Friday at Freehold

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
The winners of this year's Harold Dancer Trot and Marion Dancer Trot will face off in the $30,000 New Jersey Futurity for 2-year-old trotters on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   King Muscles, the Harold Dancer winner, and Time To Kill, the Marion Dancer winner, both by Muscles Yankee, will meet in the New Jersey-sired restricted stakes, sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owne...
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Prestidigitator captures his third Gold Final

on 10/09/2012 2:00 AM
Since his first tangle with Knows Nothing in the July 21 Canadian Breeders Championship Prestidigitator has not been able to achieve favoured status in the public eye, and Monday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Woodbine Racetrack was no different. In the last regular season Gold Series event of their careers, Knows Nothing was once again sent off as the heavy favourite from Post 4 and Prestidi...
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Phone outage at Indiana Downs keeps box open

on 10/09/2012 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs is currently experiencing phone issues due to a widespread outage in Shelbyville, Ind. As a result of the outage, the entry box will remain open until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, to accomodate horsemen attempting to make entries for Saturday's card.
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Hanover yearling videos being posted

on 10/08/2012 2:00 AM
Videos of the 219 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at Harrisburg will be posted on the Hanover Shoe Farms website (hanoverpa.com) as they are completed. Providing the weather cooperates, the video process should be completed by Saturday, Oct. 13. Visitors to the Hanover Fairgrounds will be welcome to inspect these yearlings starting at 11 am daily, except Sunday, beginning Monday, Oct...
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Two Tattersalls starters land at Rood & Riddle

on 10/08/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Mulinix told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon, Oct. 8, that A Rocknroll Dance, who finished seventh in the $510,300 Tattersalls Pace on Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Red Mile, had throat surgery earlier in the day at Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington, Ky. Mulinix's call came shortly after trainer Pete Foley told harnessracing.com that Bolt The Duer, who finished 12th in the...
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No penalty for Campbell in disqualification

on 10/08/2012 2:00 AM
After a hearing with The Red Mile track judges, driver John Campbell will not be further sanctioned for the rulilng that he caused interference on the front end while driving Odds On Equuleus in a Bluegrass division on Sept. 29. After a lengthy inquiry. Odds On Equuleus was disqualified from the win and placed last after the judges ruled Campbell took up abruptly in the final turn and cau...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Ky Futurity Day

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Futurity is a tradition that has attracted trotting enthusiasts from around the world and one of those is Jeff Gural, who of course operates the Meadowlands and Tioga and Vernon racetracks. Gural has been in Lexington for several days and besides taking in the racing at The Red Mile he has been selling yearlings, buying yearlings, and also checked out the HFL Sports testing labora...
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Allerage Farms finals raced at Red Mile

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
Four finals of the Allerage Farms for older horses are on Sunday afternoon's card at The Red Mile, with Drop The Ball, Chapter Seven, Frenchfrysnvinegar and Bettor Sweet emerging victorious.    The first final on tap was the $70,000 contest for older pacing mares. Although the field raced in post-position order through first-half fractions of :28 and :55.3 led by Anndrovette an...
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Win Missy B wins Kentucky Filly Futurity

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
Win Missy B, who upset the heavily-favored Check Me Out in the second of two eliminations of the $287,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, came right back with a second victory in the decisive second heat to take home the trophy. Oasis Dream, who won the first elimination, was fifth.   Driver Ron Pierce got away second from post one in the second heat with W...
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My MVP wins 120th Kentucky Futurity

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
My MVP, who finished a close third in the Hambletonian final in early August at the Meadowlands, scored a decisive straight-heat victory in Sunday afternoon's $508,000 Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile.   Driven by Mike Lachance, My MVP got away fourth in the second heat as Money On My Mind took the early lead, followed by Another Amoretto and first-eli...
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Stillings hits $40 million in career earnings

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
Dick Stillings, who was elected to harness racing's Living Hall of Fame this summer, added another laurel Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino when he passed $40 million in career purses.   Fittingly, he achieved the milestone when he piloted Rembrandt Spur, the co-holder of The Meadows all-age trotting record (1:52.2) that Stillings trains for Richard Davis, to victory in t...
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Saturday Backstretch With Gordon

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
I've got a couple of things to say right away this Saturday morning while writing this in the press box at The Red Mile. First, the weatherman got it wrong. Although it is a bit cool this morning, the sun is shining. All predictions called for rain to start last night and continue through this morning, but it looks like all we had was a brief sprinkle at dawn. High of 59 today and mo...
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John Campbell named Grand Circuit president

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
The Grand Circuit, at its annual officers and stewards meeting on Saturday morning in Lexington, Ky., named John Campbell as its president.   The 57-year-old Campbell replaces the late Tom Thomson, who served as Grand Circuit president for 21 years before his death this past January. "Certainly it's an honor and something I'm very proud of,” said Campbell. "To be thou...
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Market Share wins in 1:50.3 in Lexington

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
In one of the easiest looking 1:50.3 miles ever trotted, Hambletonian winner Market Share cruised to a 3 1/2-length victory in a $10,000 late-closing trot Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The 3-year-old colt was not eligible to Sunday's Kentucky Futurity, but his connections decided to not make the supplemental payment and instead race in the late-closer.   Leaving from post one ...
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